posted on Nov, 25 2011 @ 04:02 PM
I'm not so bothered about spelling differences, but these Americanisms ( which have insidously crept in to proper English ) really get my goat:
US English: I'm going to go get my car.
Correct English: I'm going to go and
get my car.
US English: I had a couple beers.
Correct English: I had a couple of
US English: I'm going to write my grandfather.
Correct English: I'm going to write to
US English: The Prime Minister said in London Friday.
Correct English: The Prime Minister said in London on
Also, if any Americans come to my fair city of Nottingham ( oh, sorry, ''Nottingham, England''
), can you please be aware that it's pronounced,
quite simply, Nott-ing-(h)im. It is most certainly not pronounced Nar-ding-HAM. Even Japanese and Korean tourists, some of whom barely speak a word of
English, are far closer to the correct pronunciation than the yankees are.
edit on 25-11-2011 by Sherlock Holmes because: (no reason given)